Sunday, May 26, 2013

An afternoon in Metchosin

Metchosin is a rural community just outside of victoria along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Yesterday we went out to see a pottery show and stayed to walk with dogs in a beautiful spot.  It's called Tower Point and I think this tower on some old farmland may be the reason why.  It's still used for sheep, as you can see if you look closely at this photo.

Here are the fields sloping down to the sea with a pathway mowed through.  It's really just so pastoral and beautiful.

We followed the path down through the fir trees to the water.  Here's what we found.

Isn't that an interesting rock formation?

And look at these two old fir trees embracing.

The dogs enjoyed the walk and so did we.

For me the highlight was a hedgerow of blooming wild roses. These are perhaps my most favourite flower of all-- because of their fragrance and the beautiful change in colour from the deep pink bud to the paler flower. Also they are always in full bloom every year on my birthday, which comes the first week of June.

Here's a photo of the old church in Metchosin complete with gravestones and tall grass.

And here's a photo from the pottery show--a beautiful teapot.  What a lot of talented potters we have here on Vancouver Island.

 Metchosin is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon. I can't think why we don't go there more often.


  1. What a lovely day out.
    Is this very far from where you live ?
    I try not to buy anything extra for my home but I might have been tempted with that pot. Beautiful !
    My Mother's Birthday is June !st.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Hi Parsnip,
    It's about a half hour drive out to Metchosin. Isn't that a lovely teapot? I was very tempted, except for the fact that I already have three.

  3. Your photos brought back wonderful memories! Our daughter attended UWC's Pearson College (actually a high school - an amazing international school) near Metchosin so we travelled there several times from Minnesota. Once we stayed in a beautiful farm B&B in nearby Sooke, and enjoyed the Tugwell Meadery. Oh how I love Vancouver Island!

    1. Hi Susan, I spent two weeks at Pearson doing an art class. It's a stunning spot. I've been dropping in to your blog at Squash Blossom Farm for some time now.

  4. Looks like a lovely area. Beautiful shots!

  5. The teapot caught my eye. Do you know who the artist/potter is

  6. Hi Joanne,
    Isn't it a beautiful teapot! I wish I could tell you about the potter but I don't have the print material anymore. Sorry!


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